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Free Font Friday: Northstream Wind

by Margaret Penney | December 30, 2016

Northstream Wind (TM) designed by Jan Hendrik Weber is a dynamic display type, and described as a “Neo-Grotesque in motion”. The inspiration for the typeface was a photograph of an interesting shop sign being interrupted by a passing truck. The photo had a blur of movement across it and Weber wanted to capture that in a typeface. The design is best-suited wherever it can be writ large, like on a poster or as a shop sign.

Northstream Wind was designed as part of the Font Marathon out of Monotype’s London office. You can download the regular version at Linotype for free. A basic Latin character set plus alternates are included.



Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.


If you are interested in learning to use typography, Sessions College offers Basic Typography and Advanced Typography courses as well as a course in Web Typography.  Contact Admissions for more information.

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